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13th February 2013

TCG celebrates its top talent

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Managed pub operator TCG has recognised 17 individuals working in its pubs and bars as well as operations and head office teams, at its annual Awards, held earlier this week in Stratford-upon-Avon.

TCG chief operating officer Nigel Wright said, “It was a real pleasure to bring the whole company together to celebrate the achievements of our top performers in 2012 and to look ahead to the opportunities for our business in 2013.

“All our businesses aim to be the very best of their type in their local market, and our awards winners and nominees are, without doubt, some of the most talented individuals in the pub industry.

“In the year ahead we will be setting the bar even higher. We have significant plans for targeted investment in our estate, across the business we are introducing new food menus and from coffee to cask beer to cocktails, we are refreshing our drinks range to offer our customers even better value and quality.”

Simon Meighan, general manager of Off the Wall in Chester, was given TCG’s Outstanding Achievement Award after consistently delivering high sales and profit over many years at different sites,  and most recently outperforming other operators in the town’s very competitive market.

Meighan said: “This business is all about delivering great customer service and the Award  recognises that my team at Off the Wall is getting it right for our customers day in and day out.  TCG has some of the best venues and most dedicated general managers, so to be singled out for this top award is a real honour.”


And the winners are…

TCG Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

Simon Meighan, Off the Wall, Chester

TCG General Manager of the Year, Young Bars

Carl Steane, Norwegian Blue, Manchester

TCG General Manager of the Year, Quality

Slawormir Kosmider, St James Tavern, Soho, London

TCG General Manager of the Year, Local Pubs

Samantha Cobell, Star, Bishops Stortford

Most Promising GM of the Year

Winner: Paul Eastwood, Blackbirds, Hertford

Regional Operations Manager of the Year

Winner: Mark Nield (south east)

Food Business of the Year (New Award)

Winner: Nigel Pearson, Kings Arms, Morecambe

Social Media Award (New Award)

Winner: Danny Williams, Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham

Deputy Manager Recognition

Jenny Gallagher, Henry’s Leeds

Ken Parsonage, Sailors Arms, Newquay

Dave Parker, Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham

Elena Villar, Tattershall Castle, London

Team Member Recognition

Tomas Gric, Henry’s Cardiff

Hendy Silva, Henry’s Covent Garden

Piotr Cybulak, St James Tavern, Soho, London

Terri Russell, Newquay Arms, Newquay

TCG Central Support

Winner: Luke Carter, EPOS data coordinator

Caption (l-r): David Rimmer,TCG chairman; Simon Meighan, winner of TCG’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2012 and TCG chief operating officer Nigel Wright  


Issued on behalf of:    TCG

By:                               ShielPorter Communications

Further information:    Ros Shiel: / 07841 694137

John Porter:  / 07734 054389